Day in Donbas: Eight attacks by pro-Russian militants

Source : 112 Ukraine

The enemy continues to use prohibited weapons
22:33, 15 June 2019
Open source
On Saturday, June 15, illegal armed groups violated the ceasefire in Donbas conflict zone eight times. The press center of the Joint Forces Operation headquarters reported this on Facebook.

Thus, in the Donetsk sector, the enemy fired at the positions of our fighters in the region of Lebedynske, Avdiivka, Novotroitske and Krasnohorivka.

In the Luhansk sector, militants fired at positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Stanytsia Luhanska settlement.

The JFO headquarters specified that the armed forces of the Russian Federation fired on positions of our servicemen using mortars of 120 mm and 82 mm caliber banned by the Minsk agreements, as well as grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms.

"As a result of enemy shelling, no casualties among the Ukrainian servicemen were reported... The enemy’s losses are being clarified," the report says.

Earlier, the mobile group of the Joint Control and Coordination Centre documented the consequences of the attack on Mariinka, Donetsk region; the shelling took place on early June 14. The Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Facebook.

The shooters used a 122 mm cannon; two shells hit the residential area, doing grave damage to a living house. The experts found it could not be repaired. 

'Besides, a family was inside the house during the terrible attack; a grandfather, a husband and wife, a daughter and an eight-year-old girl. Due to the use of Minsk-banned weaponry, the family members, including little girl Varvara, suffered wounds of various degrees of severity', the HQ claimed.

The Ukrainian military confirmed that the specified facts confirm that the armed formations of the Russian Federation violate all available principles of the humanitarian law.

The criminal case was opened against the perpetrators of the attack; it is qualified as the terrorist act. 

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